In 2009 KWS Motorsports fielded the Aprilia Factory effort in the AMA Pro Daytona Sportbike class with riders Chaz Davies, Ben Thompson and then Aaron Gobert. The team took the Aprilia RSV1000R to the competition in the class with impressive results for an largely undeveloped bike with 10 year old technology. KWS Technician Michael Godin drops some knowledge on us form his experience in working with the bike.
KWS '09 AMA Superbike Series Season Review
In 2009 we had the good fortune to work with the guys at Factory Aprilia Millennium Technologies KWS for the entire season. We documented their race efforts as riders Chaz Davies and Ben Thompson (later replaced by Aaron Gobert) navigated a new rules package on a bike that nobody had ever raced at a professional level. The following is the entire season with the exception of the Laguna Seca round. The segments had been missing from this iteration of OnTheThrottle.TV previous to this re-edit. Enjoy...
Tags: aaron gobert, Aprilia, ben thompson, chaz davies, daytona sportbike, kws
KWS Race Shop Tour
In the summer of 2008 we had the opportunity to crash the KWS race shop, a real functioning shop where racing serves their R&D needs, and their customers benefit from their high horsepower output engine builds. Here's how it goes down at the KWS race shop in North Charleston, SC.
Tool Box Tour: Millennium KWS Aprilia
Millennium Technologies KWS Motorsports took on quite the challenge when they gridded the Aprilia RSV1000R in the AMA Pro Daytona Sportbike series. Lead mechanic, Michael Godin, was part of the team responsible for some fantastic finishes in the most competitive AMA grid of the century. We got a tour of the tool box that stood by his side all season long.
Cam Timing a Suzuki GSX-R750 with KWS
This is a preview of the video that is available here
Set cam timing on a 2006 Suzuki GSX-R750 with KWS race shop owner and performance engine builder Kevin Hunt.
Dane Westby's First Daytona Sportbike Win
Dane Westby and crew chief Chuck Giacchetto were itching to work with each other since 2008 when Dane showed promise on a clapped out race bike he borrowed. The two hooked up full time in 2009 and have been together ever since. Dane took a second place in the Daytona 200 in 2010 with Project 1 Atlanta, but a win in the ultra competitive class has eluded he and his team until the Mid-Ohio round this year when he won with his M4 Suzuki squad. The win was a huge Boost for Dane who says he has felt like somewhat of a second tier rider in a class that often sees first place battles running 8-10 riders deep.
Cabo da Roca - Aprilia RSV1000R
Testing the GoPro HD.
Aprilia RSV1000R 04, LeoVince Titanium 7014TC cans.
Very windy day, I have reduced the wind noise by decreasing the 500Hz and 1kHz frequency on iMovie, this has also changed a but how the bike sounds but brought the wind noise to acceptable levels.
Aprilia RSV1000R Assen
After getting license few month later test it on Assen unfortunatly in proffesional riders group.U see 1st session Allmost crash with an SP-1 and had problem with fairing(unplanned stoppie with 230 km/h)my backwheel got lifted to quick